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Explora for Primary Schools mel tiny
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For elementary school libraries. Content from children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Explora for Middle Schools mel tiny  
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Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music.  Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

MeL Kids mel tiny

Children need access to resources that will engage and educate. MeL Kids databases provide reliable, age appropriate resources that inform and stimulate the mind. And they’re fun too! Look at our recommended Web sites for quality information from the Internet.

Middle Search Plus mel tiny
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Middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science, and sports. Middle Search Plus also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Primary Search mel tiny
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Provides popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, and space exploration. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Biography Reference Center mel tiny 
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Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Britannica School Elementary mel tiny

Grades 3-4. School code is mel5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

Britannica School Middle mel tiny

Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is mel5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan


Duolingo is a fun, easy way to learn a new language for free.

Everyday Mathematics Resource and Information Center

Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education. Every year in the US, about 220,000 classrooms are using Everyday Mathematics.

HyperHistory Online 

Navigates through 3000 years of world history with timelines of civilizations (plus maps), people, and events.


“KidRex is a custom Google search engine for kids. The interface is just like a child’s crayon drawing (the dinosaur stands guard). It uses SafeSearch and tries to keep all the results as antiseptic as possible.”

Math Game Time

Offers free math games, worksheets, homework help & videos for teachers, parents & children.

World Book Kids mel tiny

General reference covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for elementary school learners with easy-to-read content and multimedia. Hundreds of activities, hands-on science projects and experiments, lesson plans, and resources for educators are included. All content aligned with Michigan Academic Standards.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan  

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